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Old 06-10-2019, 05:42 PM
 
Location: PVB
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If the Raptors win the NBA championship would Kawhi be elected PM if the election was held tomorrow? We will forget for now that he is not a Canadian Citizen, even though his newborn son is. He would be more likely to stay in Canada then, and be PM in the off season.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:48 PM
 
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LOL. That's funny. You should probably just stick with posts like your thread about Lake Ontario's rising water levels.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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Geddy Lee for Prime Minister
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Most people in Quebec which is about one quarter of the country, have no idea who he is.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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Most people in Quebec which is about one quarter of the country, have no idea who he is.
Yeah but "Trona" is the center of the universe.

Tell you what though …… I'd vote for him to replace Douggie Ford in a heartbeat.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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How could he be elected PM, if the vote was held tomorrow? What party does he lead? How could he command the confidence of the Commons without a party behind him?
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Most people in Quebec which is about one quarter of the country, have no idea who he is.
Have Canadians ever before paid attention to this? I don't know who he is either but I have caught little bits here and there (hubby is a sports fan) and only just realised this is basketball. Is this something special this time?
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Is this something special this time?
I think you could say that... :-)

(Not really an NBA fan, but since I follow sports in general, I can't help but be aware of what's going on.)
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Have Canadians ever before paid attention to this? I don't know who he is either but I have caught little bits here and there (hubby is a sports fan) and only just realised this is basketball. Is this something special this time?
Well, it's special in the sense that for the first time in the NBA's history, a Canadian team is in the finals of a majority-American league's championship finals. You can compare this to the Blue Jays' 1992 World Series win--the first time that the World Series was won by a non-American team.

That being said, let's put things in perspective. The Raptors may be based in Toronto, but that's about as Canadian as they get. The Raptors' players and coaching staff are American. Back in 1992 and 1993, the Blue Jays' players were not Canadian. Not too different from the NHL's Original Six era, where no matter whether it was Chicago or Detroit or Boston or New York, the vast majority, if not all, of the players and coaches on the team were Canadian. The home of the team matters, not the nationalities of the players, as far as fans are concerned.

Still, I'm finding it fun. The Stanley Cup playoffs are between two teams I don't care about. The Blue Jays are sucking rocks. We're a month away from CFL football. If it's a choice between a basketball championship featuring a team from my hometown, or a championship hockey game between two teams I don't care about, I'll take basketball.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Thanks for the explanation. Turns out that my husband had no idea why this was important so I finally found one sport he doesn't care for.
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